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Lakers blasted by Ashland, but earn split

Published April 16, 2014

The Grand Valley State University softball team split a doubleheader with Ashland University on Wednesday afternoon but walked home from the games with a sensation much more wholesome and satisfying than having kissed a sister.



PARTING ADVICE FROM THE LANTHORN

Published April 16, 2014

The time has almost come. Students faculty and staff about one more week and you8217ve made it through another perhaps your last academic year. Congratulations



Rhetoric in the technosphere: How to be a socially responsible millennial

Published April 16, 2014

Many of us are members of the millennial generation. As such were accused of many crimes egocentrism being one of them.



Forking out the cash to graduate

Published April 16, 2014

I stopped by Gradfest earlier and stood there perusing the sign outside the room for a minute or two before someone just inside the door ushered me in and had me sit down at a computer to take a survey half of the questions on it didnt even apply to me. Then I went over to the Dean of Students desk and prepared to get my tickets but was told that until I purchase my cap n gown I cant get tickets.



Four Lakers earn weekly GLIAC honors

Published April 16, 2014

Four Grand Valley State University student-athletes were awarded weekly GLIAC honors this week.



Published April 16, 2014

President Haas hosts a toast with the graduating seniors at the Ebarhard Center in Downtown Grand Rapids. Students shared conversation and pictures with President Haas during the tear-jerking event. GVLKevin Sielaff



Club team qualifies for postseason

Published April 16, 2014

After winning 12 of its 14 games this season the Grand Valley State University women8217s club lacrosse team clinched the fourth seed in the Women8217s Collegiate Lacrosse League WCLL Division II postseason.GVSU led by head coach Dan Teskey will square off against Grove City College at 9 a.m.



Published April 16, 2014

Briauna Taylor. GVLKevin Sielaff



GV announces Hall of Fame Class

Published April 16, 2014

On Tuesday Grand Valley State University Director of Athletics Tim Selgo announced that five former GVSU student-athletes will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014.The five members are Nicole Bayle volleyball player 2000-03Callistus Eziukwu basketball player 2005-08 Barb Hansen basketball player 1975-79 Bob Mitchell football player 1987-1991 and Mandi Zemba trackcross country athlete 2002-07.



ScHoolboy Q to bring West Coast sounds to a West Michigan stage

Published April 16, 2014

While Lakers have likely spent the last few days struggling to stay awake during their fellow classmates final presentations theres one last schoolboy set to present this week whose subject matter might be a bit more provocative.



Back to basics

Published April 16, 2014

From the prominent Opera Theatre to the acclaimed Symphonic Wind Ensemble the Performing Arts Center at Grand Valley State University seems to be synonymous with the concept of classical music. But with the changing nature of todays music industry how does this prepare music majors for the professional world



GV club dodgeball team wins sixth NCDA title

Published April 16, 2014

GVSU won its second National College Dodgeball Association Championship NCDA in as many years over the weekend by beating rival Saginaw Valley State University 3-2 in the championship match on Sunday



Transfer competes twice for GV, sets record

Published April 16, 2014

In her second track competition Rebecka Anderson broke the GVSU javelin record with a distance of 45.97 meters. It seems the decision to leave softball for track and field is paying off.



Inspired Laker women win Lubbers Regatta

Published April 16, 2014

The Laker women claimed first place in every race over the weekend on Spring Lake and set a course record in the Sunday series against Purdue University to secure the overall points trophy.



GVSU falls 2 strokes shy at NCAA Regional #4

Published April 16, 2014

After a tough opening round GVSU battled through the rainy and windy final round on Monday to finish second at the NCAA Regional 4 at the Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville Ind. Wayne State University won the team portion of the event.



Lakers cruise to third team victory in 22 days

Published April 16, 2014

The Lakers shot a 628 32 at the two-day JBMF Cavalier Classic on Monday for their fourth team victory this spring. They outpaced Ashland University and the University of Findlay by 14 strokes.



Informational Freedom

Published April 16, 2014

In August 2013 the Obama Administration announced that it would be putting together a list of colleges that ranks universities based on their value for their students dollar. The Student Press Law Center requested that the government consider how readily universities share information with the public as one of the measures.



Commencement ceremonies send off students in positive fashion

Published April 16, 2014

For the students who will be walking across the stage at this semesters commencement ceremonies all the hard work they put into their undergrad degree culminates in one piece of paper. But that simple document is a representation of the time and effort they have put in during their last few years at Grand Valley State University.



The Rapid shares their findings on the Laker Line

Published April 16, 2014

The Rapid invites Grand Valley State University students to share their input and ask questions about Route 50-the Laker Line today.



New Music Ensemble to launch national park concert series

Published April 16, 2014

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks Project.